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. do not dare criticize george h.w. bush. ever. >> when she came to the white house, she told her press secretary that there were three areas where you'd better keep hands off -- her fellow, family, and her dogs. that followed through. she was very concerned and reacted sometimes very quickly if there was criticism of george bush. and the children. >> we are going to invite you to participate in our discussion tonight. we have a conversation underway on our facebook page. you can join that. you can also tweet us. and you can call us. we have our lines divided geographically. we will try to get as many comments from as many different media as we can tonight. let's understand where she came from. she was was born in new york city in 1925. >> she was born in new york. at the time of her birth, her father was on the staff of the president at the mccall's publishing company. her mother was a descendent of an ohio supreme court justice. the pierce family was related to president franklin pierce. the family moved to rye, new york, where barbara and her siblings grew up. it was a comfortable up
president george w. bush left office. they welcomed the new guy, shared some hugs and handshakes, and then president bush and first lady laura bush climbed into the helicopter and flew away. whenever that moment meant to you at the time, it has a whole new meaning now, because under federal law, once a president has been out of office for five years, the public gets to see a whole lot more about what that president was up to while he was in office. this monday, five years exactly after george w. bush left office, the george w. bush presidential library started accepting freedom of information act requests, that's what reporters call it, we say we are foia-ing documents. individuals, state and local companies can submit foia requests for records. this is a particularly great variety of nerd christmas. you, your grandmother, adoring wanna be george bush biographers, folks needing to settling a longstanding bet about the scooter libby prosecution, all of us, anyone, we can all now file requests demanding to know just about anything about the george w. bush presidency. anything that
president reagan on up through now. i was washington bureau chief of "the times" during george w. bush's first term. that was -- you know, they kept a fairly tight lid on things. i dealt directly with the bush white house when they had concerns that stories we were about to run put the national security under threat. but, you know, they were not pursuing criminal leak investigations. the obama administration has had seven criminal leak investigations. that is more than twice the number of any previous administration in our history. it's on a scale never seen before. this is the most secretive white house that at least as a journalist i have ever dealt with. >> you think this comes directly from the president? >> i would think that it would have to. i don't know that, but certainly enough attention has been focused on this issue that if he departed from the policies of his government, i think we'd know that at this point. >> so it makes it more difficult for "the new york times" to do its job in your opinion? >> absolutely it does. in the case of the white house, it does. in the case of
certified republican george w. bush the winner of the close 2000 presidential election as reported by nbc "nightly news." >> george w. bush of the state of texas has received for president of the united states 271 votes. al gore of the state of tennessee has received 266 votes. may god bless our new president and our new vice president and may god bless the united states of america. >> and this is "earl >>> new questions this morning surrounding the sudden transfer of a 13-year-old girl declared brain dead. why jahi mcmath's family is not releasing the name of the new facility. >> arctic blast causing chaos for people across 25 states. the blizzard conditions and freezing temperatures could impact your travel plans. >> there is a chance the 49ers could play one last game at candlestick park. the series of events to make that happen. >> a live look from oakland toward san francisco and it is a misty morning. christina loren will take care of that in weather. it's monday, january 6, this is "today in the bay."
he compare to president george w. bush or bill clinton? >> george w. bush was about at the same point of his stiff or year or -- his fifth six year. looking at recent presidents reelected, we find obama roughly where george w. bush was. is rating was coming down due to the iraq war and other issues. clinton was in the beginnings of the economic boom. joying the beginnings of the economic boom. frank newport is editor-in- chief of the gallup organization. thank you for being with us. >> my pleasure to be with you. out,me of the editorials this is from the washington times. saying the national security is simply not a top obama administration priority. this is what it looked like from the washington times website should we are told two thirds of the speech will focus on domestic policy issues and a third on foreign-policy issues, including a discussion on iran and troops. the president is at the white house. he will depart shortly on pennsylvania avenue. the diplomatic entrance on the south lawn as we hear from you. good evening. democrat line. caller: thank you for taking my call. and
international version of murder incorporated. and years before george w. bush would describe an axis of evil -- a confederation of terrorist states becaus but it was the cln administration that made the rogue regime part of washington's lexicon. when defense secretary aspen unveils the proliferation initiative in december 1993, he warned that the new nuclear danger we face is perhaps a handful of nuclear devices in the hands of rogue states or even terrorist groups. speaking in 1994 european politicians in brussels, let in and self-described iran and libya as rogue states. secretary of state warren christopher repeatedly referred to iran and iraq as rogue regimes during an address at georgetown university later that same year. in each case the clinton administration focus more on roads towards the united states rather than to the danger of the of people. saddam hussein was a rogue lid because he pursued nuclear weaponry and had invaded kuwait. he was not a rogue because he gassed kurds and massacred shia. tony lake, clinton's national security advisor, sought to define the concept we've been
any offsets under republican president george w. bush. he knew extending unemployment insurance was really important to a lot of people. >> no final bill was sent to me extending unemployment benefits for about 750,000 americans. these americans rely on their unemployment benefits to pay their mortgage, rent, food, and other critical bills. they need our assistance in these difficult times and we can't let them down. >> the same goes for increasing the minimum wage, which is set to be an uphill fight thanks to the contemporary gop even though it was raised by republicans under that same guy, george w. bush. the same goes for immigration reforms, which to conservatives raises a new frontier. immigration reform, it was very nearly passed under, you guessed it, george w. bush. what can the gop agree on? according to poltico, presidents can't get through a sentence without mentioning obama or obamacare. didn't they already shut down the government over obamacare? and aren't people signing up for obamacare by the millions? so what. according to chief deputy, i think the shutdown is n
to welcome back michael singh, a veteran of the george w. bush administration and now managing director of the washington institute for near east policy. let me begin with some news from the associated press. inspectors now in iran, led by the international atomic energy, and the u.s. looking at what iran has in terms of nuclear capacity. how much access to the have and what is their mission? guest: this is not a 1990's iraq-style inspection mission, show up wherever you want and get unannounced access to any place you want. there is a very defined list of facilities to which inspectors will have access in a very specified schedule as to when they will have access. many of these are facilities they have had access to before. their mission continues as it was before. they will have access to new facilities. these inspectors are verifying that iran is carrying out their obligations under this first step agreement. initially what we will be looking for is, to what extent does iran really throw open those doors to inspectors and how much do inspectors encounter resistance or delays from ira
at five decades of notable state of the union addresses from lbj to george w. bush later today at 3:00 p.m. eastern, part of american history tv this weekend on c- span3. that is all leading up to president barack obama's 2014 state of the union address, live tuesday on c-span www.c-span.org on c-span,io, and -- c-span radio, and www.c-span.org . do see myself as a person trying to understand my place and trying to situate myself. i think the idea came to me when i was giving some lectures at the u.s. air force academy in a very rodrings, and mina, liberal young air force officer had lots of chats with me, looked i find very interesting. , andld me he was a liberal i did not want to grant to my mind any oppression i might adopt of the u.s. air force academy, right-wing and full of strange, radical, biblical fundamentals. so he tells me he is a liberal, and he tells me he was in favor of immigration, which i thought was very seraphim. when people come to this country, they should learn the native language. i don't think he was speaking about commancho. and i said, i quite agree, everyone
wrote something similar for former president bush. did the president crib off george w. bush? is that what you're saying? iet was familiar our job to help americans build a few tour of hope and opportunity, a few tour of hope and opportunity requires our citizens have affordable and available health care, extending opportunity and hope, that came from the 2007 state of the union address by george w. bush. so, barack obama has gone from blaming george w. bush to plagiarizing george w. bush. >> did you write that speech? is that why it was familiar to you? >> i was the lead writer and i was listening to obama. >> this is brilliant. he's selling me. >> but of course, now, barack obama and george w. bush and conservatives have a different understanding of opportunity, barack obama believes passed opportunity is more government. and we believe more enterprise. >> what did you think about his tone? because we're told he was going to be defiant. and i heard people saying he was and he gave it to republicans and other people saying kind of lame. >> yes. i thought he was defiant the w
you about george w. bush, a guy who has been nice and sweet to you, who you dearly love. your meeting, the first time i met him, jeb, brilliant guy but each can be prickley. >> serious. we call it serious. >> you're look i want him running my world but i might not invite him to thanksgiving dinner. but meet george w. and, man, the guy is warm and great and you're like i love this guy immediately. i remember watching an ann richards debate, tore her to shreds. he was great. get in george w. bush's head, the more formal it was, the worse it was. he was never michael bay but isn't it as weird as someone can be as good as george w. bush is as good of a person but it gets in their head and it's tough. >> bush's first debate against john kerry was like that. and i just finished "double down" and what president obama's debate was against john kerry. >> that was one of the worst i'd seen. >> those moments where he said "is my time up yet?" no, no, no, that's not what he'd do. george bush in '04 would talk and he'd ask for more time and they'd give him the time and he'd say "it's hard." >> i t
adviser to presidents george h.w. bush where i first met him, bill clinton and george w. bush. michael mor elll, recently retired as deputy director of the central intelligence agency after more than 30 years of service and during that time he served as acting director. he earned the bash lor's degree of university of akron and master's doog from georgetown. and geoffrey stone, professor at the university of chicago law school. previously clerked for supreme court justice brennan and professor stone also served as dean of the university of chicago law school and the provost of the university. cass sunstein is currently professor of harvard law school. previously administd miministra office of regulatory affairs and attorney adviser at the office of legal con sell and a law clerk for supreme court justice marshall. and last, professor peter swir, professor of georgia institute of technology. previously ohio university's school of law. and co-chair of do not track standards process of the worldwide web consortium. he served as the clinton administration's chief counselor of privacy from 1999
" -- guest: let me go back. i room for how angry i was at the press secretary for george w. bush who wrote a kiss and tell book about the president while he was still in office. i feel the exact same way about this. the congress is far less interested in getting to the bottom of anything than making sure there quit get played in the legal media -- local media the next morning. host: this is another excerpt. i saw this feature on the wall street journal website. guest: you mean president obama? host: president obama, and bush. guest: that is been one of the big criticisms for president obama. i do wish that he would spend more time reaching across the aisle, and actually having and developing those kind of relationships. it is what it is. he has talked about this himself, he is talked about how he wants to focus on his family life, his two girls come first for him, they are young, so they need a lot of time. as a mother, i understand that. these are criticisms that, in the book, that at the end of the day, i do not think they diminish what this president has accomplished, both domestically,
democrats. the white catholic conservative voters. his political hero was george h.w. bush. he ran his media campaign in '88. took a country club republican like george h.w. bush, and he made him into a fire-breathing, flag-waving conservative. he hammered dukakis as soft on crime, weak on foreign policy. we put that hilarious ad with dukakis in the tank. he made george bush popular with the middle class. it works because it brings that coalition together. >> populism -- good, effective, motivating populism is much harder than it was. >> yes. >> gabriel sherman, author of "the loudest voice in the room," thank you. >> coming up, another way to screw people who don't have photo i.d.'s. that story is next. i was having trouble getting out of bed in the morning because my back hurt so bad. the sleep number bed conforms to you. i wake up in the morning with no back pain. i can adjust it if i need to...if my back's a little more sore. and by the time i get up in the morning, i feel great! if you have back pain, toss and turn at night or wake up tired with no energy, the sleep number bed could be
was at the press secretary for george w. bush who wrote a kiss and tell book about the president while he was still in office. i feel the exact same way about this. they are far less concerned about getting the truth, then ir good quip for the next morning. another quote -- guest: you mean president obama? host: president obama, and bush. guest: that is been one of the big criticisms for president obama. i do wish that he would spend more time reaching across the, and actually having and developing those kind of relationships. it is what it is. he has talked about this himself, he is talked about how he wants to focus on his family life, his two girls come first for him, their young, so they need a lot of time. as a mother, i understand that. these are criticisms that, in the book, that at the end of the day, i do not think they diminish what this president has accomplished, both domestically, as well as internationally. on givingalso focuses the president and a lot of kudos on the decisions he has made on the world stage. gotten -- hillary clinton and a lot of kudos on how she handled herself and
george w. bush are about tied when it comes to the number of executive orders, first five years in office, obama, 167 that they issued. >> well you know, there are executive orders, the executive order was intended to allow the president of the united states to get his arms around and control the machinery of the executive branch, of which he was the head, the justice department, certain agencies he can control. >> to carry out his ability that the laws are faithfully executed. >> that is the key, megyn, the line you just quoted, faithfully executed. that means he has to enforce the laws as they were written, as they were intended, whether he agrees or not. here is where they can go over the line. if he so changes the law by enforcing part and not enforcing part. that the meaning and purpose and intent of the law is different from what congress enacted, then he -- >> what, specifically, is he doing that on, is he expected to do it on or has he done it on -- >> he has been doing it on immigration, he basically re-wrote the immigration law by saying if you're here illegally, i'll tell you w
to george w. bush. he knew better. he said i am a conviction politician. not conviction in the terms of a felony -- [laughter] he said i will make my decisions on what i believe. i don't care what anybody else think, i'm just going to do what's right. karl rove, his political architect, he read the polls, he briefed bush on the polls, but often bush didn't pay that much attention to them. he ended up running for re-election basically on the idea that he could keep the country safe, and is john kerry could not, and he won. but then he fell into this whole second term jinx or second term overreach that so many presidents fall into, that president obama's in now of pushing for privatization, partial privatization of social security. way, way unpopular in the polls. he kept doing it. the iraq war was going very badly. he didn't pay a lot of attention to public opinion on that. and then the other quick point about bush in isolation is hurricane katrina. he was on vacation at his ranch in texas when that terrible hurricane hit, devastating the gulf coast and new orleans. he wasn't paying a
to help them pay their bills. that was george w. bush. and bush was out there saying we got to help those folks. >> george w. bush said we've got to help these people. we have to help them pay their bills? >> exactly. so now you have a republican party well to the right of george w. bush. and in the process, they're hurting the economy. that there was one study that showed that in the last month just up to now by not extending these benefits, we pull $400 million out of state economies. it's good because it's purchasing power. that people spend the money and that creates jobs. so it's just a crazy thing with unemployment at 7% and at 8% or 9% in some states that we're not extending these benefits. >> in your article you predict a re-emergence of the democratic left in 2014. what you call a progressive resr resurgence is what you call it. quote, the democratic left is animated by the battle against growing inequality and declining social mobility. their goal is to reform the system so it spreads its benefits more widely. you say this is good news for the political center. why is that, e.j.
as secretary of defense for two presidents, george w. bush and barack obama. he spent 26 years at the cia and the national city council. this week, he made international headlines with the lease of his new book. "duty am a. memoirs of a secretary at war" it gives a behind the scenes look at the white house and the pentagon under both presidents. some say it is one of the most candid accounts of washington ever written. i am pleased to have bob gates back at this table. so please explain your next to me. [laughter] neck to me. [laughter] is that myell people wife and i were sitting at the table and that happened to mention casually that i was thinking about going back to government. the thing i knew, i went up in the er with a broken neck. [laughter] and she said i don't know what happened. seriousness, pure clumsiness. i tripped on a rug in our house on new year's day. just crashed into a wall. i have to wear this apparatus for a total of 12 weeks. but there is no pain and no impairment. well, we'll see if there is any impairment. at least no physical impairment. [laughter] the rest remai
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for george w. bush, nicole wallace. >> hi. >> i just sit in the morning in this chair. so we have conversations. conversations. >> that's right. >> i plumped down here. the david remnick article i read in "the new yorker" made me sympathetic for president bush. she said, "it's a crummy job." mike didn't have the same impression. first, you. on the david remnick piece, read through it and the incoming in so quick and so fast and you never get to be the president you want to be. george w. bush was going to have a restraint in foreign policy and barack obama was going to do all of these different things and, instead, he is talking about nsa and gitmo is still open, et cetera, et cetera, et cetera. >> right. >> what did you think when you were reading the piece? and talk about why it's a crummy job. >> i think you run for president and the entire objective is so humanize your candidate to show the kind of person they would be be, how they would transform the office of the presidency. that is our romance novel, right, in american politics? we want to fall in love with our candidate. ev
as secretary of defensive for two presidents, george w. bush and barack obama, and also spent 26 years at the cia and on the national security council. this week he made international headlines with the release of his new book, the book is called duty, memoirs of a secretary at war. the book delves into some of the diagnosisest national security issues of the past decade and also gives a behind the scenes look at the white house and the pentagon under both presidents. some say it is one of the most candid accounts of washington ever written. i am pleased to have bob gates back at this table. welcome. >> thank you very much. >> rose: so please explain your neck to me. >> well, so i, what i am telling you my wife becky and were, i were sitting at the kitchen table and i just happened to mention casually i was thinking about going back into government and the next thick i knew, thing i knew i woke up in the er with a broken neck. >> rose: and she said i don't know what happened. >> but in all seriousness, just pure clumsiness i tripped on a rug. >> rose: on a rug? >> in our house on new y
in houston. she's also the mother of former president george w. bush, as you well know. >> the white house is taking a look back at 2013. just ahead the touching and troubling moments this year for the president captured in photos. also -- >> i'm really sad about this closing down. it's an institution. >> for some it's an institution where fans root on the stanford cardinal. why it's going silent right before tomorrow's rose bowl. >> and the dramatic images caused by the high and lows >>> dubai rang in the new year and then some. a record setting show. organizers lit up the shoreline with a six-minute extravaganza that included 500,000 fireworks, breaking the previous record set by kuwait, in fact shattering that record. >> london welcomed in 2014 with a twist this year. for the first time you could actually taste the fireworks display. the display was packed with peach flavored snow, edible banana confetti and orange scented bubbles. the idea was to appeal to all of the senses. >> the official white house photographer released images of some of the president's most memorable moments of 20
the surveillance programs that were in place by the george w. bush administration. mr. hayden was speaking sunday talking about president obama's surveillance groups -- programs.
was in touch. now we come to president george w. bush. the decider as he called himself. he had this notion that he knew better. he said i am a conviction politician. not in terms of a felony, but in terms of believing things. he said i will make my decisions on what i believe and i don't care what anybody else thinks. i'm just going to do what i think is right. now karl rove, his political architect briefed the polls, but often bush really didn't pay that much attention to them. he ended up running for reelection, basically on the idea he could keep the country safe. then he fell into this whole second term jinx our second term the overreached people fell into president obama now is pushing for privatization, partial privatization of social security unpopular in the polls. the iraq war was going very badly. he didn't pay a lot of attention to public opinion on that. the other quick point about bush in isolation as hurricane katrina. he was on vacation at his ranch in texas and the terrible hit. i want you to pay attention to us. but president bush did not. people in the state and just baki
president obama has embraced the surveillance programs that were in place by the george w. bush administration. mr. hayden was speaking sunday talking about president obama's surveillance groups -- programs. the president announced changes on friday, but the intelligence review group laid out its recognitions testifying before the senate judiciary committee. we'll take a look at that hearing now. this is about one half hour. >> it is rare that a freshman from the minority party is the , but who says the race close not to the swift? gear,iate you all of the and i appreciate your willingness to serve on the president's review group. they will do a lot to frame this important discussion as we move forward. the importance of these issues cannot be overstated. liked the things that i that you pointed out in your report appears on page 50. were you pointed out an coincidence, my word, not yours. the concept of security has dual meaning. the one hand it refers to the fact that one of the fundamental about sacred obligations of thernment is to keep citizens safe. it also refers to somet
's too much partisanship in the senate and washington. but what i don't understand, that when george w. bush was president, we extended unemployment benefits. we didn't look for ways of offsetting it because we knew that during good times we collected money in the unemployment insurance funds to use when we're in a recession, that we didn't have to offset these costs. now all of a sudden the ground rules are changing, which are not only hurting families but hurting our economy. why did you change the ground rules here? >> as you know the biggest problems is there aren't jobs for these people. the jobs numbers in december were terrible. the fewest number of jobs created over the last three years. that's the real problem here. even in the health care field where nancy pelosi said pass the health care law there would be 4 million jobs immediately. they actually lost jobs in the health care field according to numbers in doctor's offices and hospitals as well as home health care. there are huge concerns with the economy. you and i agree that if somebody is out of work, that impacts their he
on inequality, of juan williams columnist for the hill and former member of the george w. bush senior staff brad lachemann. good to have you both here. talk about income inequality that's go to 53 percent disapproval rating for this president with the latest daley gallup poll. key cannot see right now to do anything right. what is the way to improve called numbers for the president? >> with the start of the new ear you have to get back to your base look at the decline of his poll numbers. what is outstanding much has come up from the democrats and independents. if he could start to get the democrats back in line to demonstrate some competence especially with the obamacare web site, making sure enough are registered zero they have a functional marketplace, i think that would make a lot of decrats very happy singing hallelujah. and independents have been turned off so if he could stop the bleeding he could help the numbers go up but there's not much with the republicans. lou: how were they in your judgment handling of the mess of obamacare, the failure repeated in the media day after day? >> of gr
, as they were under george w. bush. when president obama took over, he inherited a $1.4 trillion deficit from george bush. and george bush inherited surpluses from bill clinton. it took him -- and i'm exaggeratexagerating -- 15 minut two wars on a credit card. no problem, no offsets. tax cuts to billionaires. no problem, no offset. and the deficit soared to $1 bo- $1.4 trillion. when president obama came in he not only had to deal with raging deficits, he had to deal with the worst recession since the great depression, and all you hear is -- from the republican side -- this president didn't do enough here, didn't do enough ... nothing is enough. nothing is enough. we are now in a situation where this deficit has been cut in half -- cut in half, mr. president. down to $560 billion. and we want to see it disappear, just as we did when bill clinton was president, the democrats passed a budget that balanced and set in motion a surplus, which was destroyed when george w. bush was president. let's be clear on the history. there's facts. there's stubborn things. they're real. these are the facts. so
george w. bush left the white house people asiewmented the patriot act had gone away. people were telling me what does the aclu have to do now? couldn't grow out of business and saying mission accomplished? the patriot act is very much with us. the current events i actually one thing i hope we can talk about. i think there might be some prospect for change. >> where? >> guest: one thing that happened. i started writing this weak in the -- book in the middle of barack obama's first term. at that time, people didn't understand that obama continued bush's policy. the surveillance and everything we were doing domestically. and so linda greenhouse referred my book to the wake-up call. people didn't wake up that much. people were not looking to re-examine the decisions that had been made in the fall of 2001 about what our antiterrorism strategies should be. so what i would say is there was a snooze alarm. and the wake-up call came with snowden. when he started releasing documents about what actually is going on behind the curtain and what kind of surveillance there is, i think people did start
. his political hero was george h.w. bush. he ran his media campaign in '88. took a country club republican like george h.w. bush, and he made him into a fire-breathing, flag-waving conservative. he hammered dukakis as soft on crime, weak on foreign policy. we put that hilarious ad with dukakis in the tank. he made george bush popular with the middle class. it works because it brings that coalition together. >> populism, good, effective, motivating populism is much harder than it was. >> yes. >> gabriel sherman, author of the loudest voice in the room, thank you. >> coming up, another way to screw people who don't have photo i.d.'s. that story is next. natural gas? nuclear? or renewables like solar... and wind? let's find out. this is where america's electricity comes from. a diversity of energy sources helps ensure the electricity we need is reliable. take the energy quiz. energy lives here. does it end after you've expanded your business?? after your company's gone public? and the capital's been invested? or when your company's bought another? is it over after you've given back
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and borrowing a page from george w. bush, education being a big part of it. now we're in a whole new ball game. let's move on. 40-year veteran of the house and one of its most accomplished legislators announced he was retiring. he was just 29 when first elected in 1974. he is one of the last of that class of watergate babies to remain in congress. only his california colleague, henry waxman, remains in the house after miller steps down. in the senate, tom harkin elected to the house in '74 and then to the senate '84 also is retiring. henry waxman may be the last guy left on that, at least him and pat leahy to represent the watergate generation. fiery presence on the house floor, universal health care and workers' rights. miller was already a six-term veteran by the time democratic leader nancy pelosi arrived in the house. and he has been called her consigliare. she called his excitement for the legislative process infectious. said of miller, air and water are cleaner, workers' rights are better protected, more young people can afford to go to college and more working families can make ends mee
in the future. >> woodruff: as secretary of defense for both presidents george w. bush and obama, robert gates oversaw critical moments in the iraq and afghanistan wars. he would emotionally address the troops in the field. but back home showed a stoic public face. gates opens up about his frustration with the presidents he served and the congress he had to testify before in a new book, "duty: memoirs of a secretary at war" he writes of one meeting in 2011 with mr. obama and general david petraeus, who then commanded military forces in afghanistan: >> as i sat there i thought: the president doesn't trust his >> woodruff: we expect to interview the former defense secretary next tuesday, but for now, we turn to washington post staff writer greg jaffe, who covered robert gates and has read an advance copy of the book. greg jaffe, good to have you with us. >> thanks for having me. >> woodruff: so you did get the book early and you covered him for his entire five years under both presidents. what mainly stands out in this book? >> well, the thing that stood out to me most was just the emotional to
that george w. bush started after 9/11, isn't that still intact? >> absolutely. and let me add one more item to your list, going after incription. his commission said we should pull back on that. he never mentioned incription once in your talks. >> in terms of the basic structure of george w. bush -- >> exactly. the president embraced it. he has a political problem, i don't mean to trivialize it. in a democracy, political problems are serious. he is willing to shave points off flexibility and add administrative burdens. >> do you agree? >> i think that we will -- we are going to maintain our ability to protect the united states, that's extremely important. talking about incription, we know that there is a tax on the united states all the time from foreign governments which is enormous problem for this country. so we will protect against that. the concern everybody has is allowing our government to have such a reach into your private life, my private life and everybody else's that we are -- we have a government controlling us instead of us controlling the government. and that's what both repu
harry truman and george w. bush have begun the sixth year in the white house in a place as weak as the president is politically today. 43% approve. 68% say the country is stagnant or worse off since mr. obama took office. just 31% say the country is better off. just 40% say they're optimistic or confident and hopeful about the president's remaining time in office. another 59% say they are either uncertain and wondering or pessimistic and worried. there's a deep overall pessimism that's clouding the public's mood. ready for this? the tenth straight year, a decade, folks, where more americans say the country is headed on the wrong track than headed in the right direction. this time it's 63% and 28% respectively. when asked to describe where america is headed, the number one word was downhill. overall, two-thirds of the responses were negative words like that. others included stagnant, disaster and declining. and just 3% called the state of the nation strong. more respondents called it divided, troubled and deteriorating. 90% of folks we asked could only give us a negative word on
from the 2007 state of the union address. he has gone from blaming george w. bush to plagiarizing george w. bush. >> all of the reks a and highlights up next. >> a dangerous deep freeze paralyzing the city all across the south. road conditions are so bad children slept on a school bus overnight. >> in hours times square officially becomes super bowl boulevard. how you can make thousands of dollars even if you are not planning to go to the game. "fox & friends first" starts right now. >> good morning to you. it is wednesday. welcome to "fox & friends first". if you are just waking up i am ainsley aiearhardt. >> i am heather childers. another year another state of the union address. this year president obama vowing to use the power of the pen and side step congress to clear the 2014 agenda. >> doug luzader joins us live from washington. tell us all about it. >> the president said the state of the union is wrong his relationship with congress however isn't. he promised to do what he can on his own. >> but america does not stand still and neither will i. the so wherever and whenever i
continue bash president george w. bush in front of him and other members who served during the bush administration. >> everyone would trash the bush teal a. bunch of bush team or whatever. are we invisible? we were integral members of that team. >> robert gates was an outstanding member of his team who helped shape the right strategy for afghanistan. >> robert gates will be joining fox and friends this morning at 8:30 a.m. and 8:45 eastern time. >> the obamacare enrollment deadline for people with preexisting conditions is extended again as the white house reacts to the lack of young people signing up. we are live in dc with the latest obamacare changes. another extension? >> that's right. a relatively obscure web site. this program has been in place for some time. it is being phased out. those that get insurance under this program will have another two months to transition over to obamacare policy. this is just the latest delay, though, for the healthcare law is the white house is growing increasingly concerned about the number of young people who simply aren't seeking since. >> it
served george w. bush and was a carryover for president obama. he has criticized george w. bush and seen as someone who is a straight shooter. this has been what those close to president obama told me is very disappointing for them but at the same time i think there is a sense from white house officials and those close to the president that perhaps this will subside down, at least as far as president obama is going. the most serious of the charges, though, and i think this is particularly alarming is the charge that president obama committed troops to a mission that gates said he didn't feel he was really dedicated to. that is the most serious charge and troubling for the administration. you notice today when you heard president obama speaking this is the white house strategy which is not to attack secretary gates for fear that that will back fire. also, we have sort of seen white house officials and saw president obama do this today highlighting the fact that differing discourse when it came to what to do in the war in afghanistan. they sort of highlighted that as a positive, sort of bu
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